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Tip of the Day

Revision as of 10:19, 8 May 2018 by (Talk | contribs) (Extending IDE Tips)

The Eclipse Tip of the Day framework enables users to see Eclipse Tips during startup and enable extenders to provide tips for their specific bundles.

The TOTD UI looks like this:

Tips main.png

TipProviders are selected based on their importance in the current context. For example, if the Java perspective is open, you are likely to get Java tips. If the PDE perspective is open, you are likely to get PDE tips.


The Tip of the Day feature is available in the nightly builds. After restart the framework should fetch some data from the downloads area and present 4 tip providers with new tips.

Early testing feedback on bug 534347

  1. Help/Install new software
  2. Add this repo
  3. Uncheck "Group Items by Category"
  4. Search for Tips
  5. Install and restart.


Extending IDE Tips

Extenders are able to use and extension point that provides a TipProvider subclass to serve Tip objects. Tips can be read from a JSon file or can be manually crafted. In the latter case you create tips from HTML, and URL or have complete freedom by providing an SWT tip.

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